SELC Academic English Program
SELC’s new Academic English Program (AEP) is designed for students interested in studying at university or college. This course is designed to help students develop the language and study skills necessary for enrolment in an English-speaking environment at university, college or TAFE.

3 levels from intermediate to advanced, from IELTS 4.5 up to 7.0 +

  • A comprehensive academic English course catering for IELTS preparation and all students who want English for further study
  • New study times: Our curriculum has been streamlined down to 10 week terms for student convenience (2 x modules of 5 weeks = 24 hours per week)
  • New timetable: classes in the morning, and new self study tutorials in the afternoon for personalised study support
  • Entry point every five weeks

Highly integrated course

All academic English needs are met in this new, more accessible course for students who need IELTS preparation, university preparation, direct entry to over 45 colleges or universities or simply a well-structured, serious English course.

Course features:

    • Academic reading and writing
    • Vocabulary extension
    • Text analysis
    • Report and essay writing
    • Study skills and strategies
    • Listening and note-taking skills
    • Grammar for study of academic materials
    • Research project work
    • Seminar/ presentation delivery
    • IELTS test preparation skills

Improved study times:


We now offer 10-week terms. We have 2 modules per level (Module A = 5 weeks and Module B = 5 weeks) and each module can offer 20 hours face-to-face classroom teaching and four hours of personalised tutorial study every week. We have designed new, alternative AEP 1 modules for students with high IELTS requirements, enabling us to take students right up to the level of IELTS 7.0 and beyond.

New Timetable with Tailored tutorials:

Monday to ThursdayFriday
9:00– 11:00 (2 hours)Lesson 1
11:00 – 11:30BREAK
11:30 – 13:30 (2 hours)Lesson 2
13:30 – 2:00Lunch
2:00 – 3:00 (1 hour)Lesson 2

One-hour tutorials are scheduled after lunch, Monday – Thursday. In addition to specific skills work supervised by the teacher, students will have access to SELC’s library and multi-media materials, from listening kits to study software, and full use of SELC’s computer rooms, with wide WiFi coverage. It is an ideal time to work on practice tests, plan assignments, improve grammar or discuss individual needs, all with a teacher on hand to assist.

Easy entry points with start dates every 5 weeks


We have designed our curriculum so students can enter every five weeks not need to start on Module A; Module B can also be an entry point. We have also ensured that studying a full 10 week term gives a comprehensive study experience of academic English, meeting the needs of today’s IELTS and further study students.

SELC LevelsEntry IELTSSELC Exit MarksExit IELTS
AEP 1
(10 to 20 weeks*)
IELTS 5.5 (with min 5.5 in reading/writing)70 – 856.0 – 7.0
AEP 2
(10 weeks)
IELTS 5.0 (with min 5.0 in reading/writing)605.5
AEP 3
(10 weeks)
IELTS 4.5 (with min 4.5 in reading/writing)555.0

*Students who wish to enter courses requiring IELTS 6.5 or above may need more than 10 weeks in AEP 1

SELC has direct entry agreements with over 40 universities and colleges throughout Australia. Students can make an appointment with our Academic Counsellor to discuss their future study plans.